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Acts 12:9

    Acts 12:9 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    And he went out, and followed him; and wist not that it was true which was done by the angel; but thought he saw a vision.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And he went out, and followed him; and knew not that it was true which was done by the angel; but thought he saw a vision.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    And he went out, and followed; and he knew not that it was true which was done by the angel, but thought he saw a vision.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    And he went out after him; and he was not certain if what was done by the angel was a fact, for it seemed to him that he was seeing a vision.

    Webster's Revision

    And he went out, and followed; and he knew not that it was true which was done by the angel, but thought he saw a vision.

    World English Bible

    And he went out and followed him. He didn't know that what was being done by the angel was real, but thought he saw a vision.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    And he went out, and followed; and he wist not that it was true which was done by the angel, but thought he saw a vision.

    Definitions for Acts 12:9

    Angel - Messenger.
    Wist - Knew; to have known.

    Clarke's Commentary on Acts 12:9

    He - wist not - He knew not; from the Anglo-Saxon, to know. He supposed himself to be in a dream.

    Barnes' Notes on Acts 12:9

    And wist not - Knew not.

    That it was true - That it was real.

    But thought he saw a vision - He supposed that it was a representation made to his mind similar to what he had seen before. Compare Acts 10:11-12. It was so astonishing, so unexpected, so wonderful, that he could not realize that it was true.